Posts tagged high school
From a Student’s Perspective: The Advantages to Travelling Abroad During College

As a parent, sending your child to college is a big step. But what happens when they want to take an even bigger step: studying or working abroad? Today on the blog, we are joined by graduating senior at Northwestern University and budding journalist/documentary filmmaker, Adam Yates, to share his unique perspective on why it’s important to let go of our own fears as parents in order to help our children maximize their own potential to grow from the world around them.

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5 Reasons Why Students Underperform in Exams

When exam marks come back lower than expected, many students take this personally. And who can blame them? Education systems around the world use test scores as a shorthand to sort out the “smart” kids from the rest. The truth is, though, that your child could be underperforming on exams for any number of reasons – and as a parent, you’re in a better position than anyone to address these problems.

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Count Those Sheep: Teens and Sleep

Bedtime, the never ending battle from birth until they leave the nest! When it comes to tween and teens, sleep is especially important to help them with executive functioning. In today’s guest post by Executive Functioning Coach and Higher Ed professional, Wendy Gordon-Hewick, M. A., Wendy shares insight into why sleep is so essential and some tips to help parents establish healthy sleeping habits for their tween and teens.

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How to Best Support Your Child with a Learning Disability

As a parent, we’re often troubleshooting challenges as they happen. So when you suspect your child may have a learning disability, it can be overwhelming to know where to start and how to obtain the resources to best support your child. To help streamline your next steps, we spoke with Dr. Liz Matheis, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified School Psychologist who specializes in assisting children and their families with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety and learning/behavioral disorders.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Partnering with Parents: How to Work Together to Create a Holistic Educational Environment

As a parent you want to ensure your child gets the best educational experience and work with you child’s teacher in an effective manner. In this post, High School teacher, Jess Foster provides tips for the best way to partner with your child’s teacher based on her experience.

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Helping Teens Prepare for College Through Communication and Encouragement

Make the most of your time before your child flees the nest to prepare them for college through communication and encouragement. In this guest post by Andrew Larke, LICSW, you’ll get conversation tips to help support your child on their journey into their future.

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Simplifying the College Process for Your Teen: Important Tips to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed

The college application process is one of the most daunting tasks for a student, not to mention the student’s family. The looming idea of The Future is one that leaves many in a panic working to figure it all out along with life hacks to get into the best college and succeed. Though it is a huge moment in a person’s life, it doesn’t have to be stressful. Read on from this guest post by Jess Foster, with tips to simplify the college process for your child

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Five Tools to Help Your Teen Choose Their Career Direction

Teens spend so much time studying and focused on the next test that they rarely step back to think about what happens after college. Get tips from Paula Grieco on ways to help your teen find a fulfilling career path.

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Proven Strategies to Help Your Child Focus in School

There are distractions everywhere – whether your child is in school or trying to get their homework done later on at night. Get proven strategies from experts to help your child learn concentration skills, which they will use for a lifetime.

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